Ep 59: Teaching, Farting, Scoliosis, Marfan Syndrome, with Nicole Trickey

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This week we celebrate back to school with Nicole Trickey! She’s an amazing school teacher and improviser who became fast friends with Andy after she performed on Last Comic Standing. Nicole also has Marfan Syndrome and is an adorable, fun, silly, hilarious tall ball of joy. Nicole shares her diagnosis story and she compares notes with Andy. We talk about the genetic test for Marfan Syndrome and how Marfan Syndrome is a part of our identity. We share surgery stories and surgery experiences. We talk improvisation and Nicole talks about how she taught her students how to improvise too! Nicole leaves us with a super secret special “quiet pooping” technique, you won’t want to miss.

THE CHECK-IN: Andy has published a daily journal for Stand Up comedians! You can order a journal here: https://thestandupcomedyjournal.com/

Joleen talks about losing her medication and the issues associated with getting a new prescription and knowing that all that personal information could be out in the world.


“I didn’t want to be known as the girl who loves farting.”

“Ladies: fart early, fart often!”

“If you’ve never listened to the podcast before, this is a podcast about poop.”

“You have to see this girl! She walked across the stage and I thought it was you!”

“I feel like if the test came back and I didn’t have Marfan Syndrome, my whole life would be a lie.”

“Marfan Syndrome, the jiggly disorder!”

“I just ghosted the orthodontist.”

“Farting is weird! I’m a Doctor!”


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The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

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National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

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